Again a great story. Your mention of a bolder garden on a river brought up a spot on the S/F of the Stilly. Just up river from the first bridge over the river above Granite Falls on the Mountain Loop Hiway.
Like Dustin Bise, I too wait until I can really kick back and savior your latest story, Boot. So, having just finished reading this one, I can only say thanks not only for the great read but also for the honest tribute to our service men and women.